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Al Gore Warns Congress Of 'Planetary Emergency'

US National News
March 21, 2007

Photo: Former Vice President Al Gore slideshow presentation at the University of Toronto.

Republican Congressional Critics Refuse to Take Off Blinders

(AP) WASHINGTON Al Gore made an emotional return to Congress Wednesday to plead with lawmakers to fight global warming with moral courage while revealing nothing about whether he'll join the 2008 presidential race.The former vice president is a Democratic favorite for the presidential nomination even though he says he's not running. Fresh off a triumphant Hollywood appearance in which his climate-change documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," won two Oscars, Gore drew overflow crowds as he testified before House and Senate panels about a "true planetary emergency."
Gore insisted that the link is beyond dispute and is the source of broad agreement in the scientific community."The planet has a fever," Gore said. "If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says you need to intervene here, you don't say, `Well, I read a science fiction novel that told me it's not a problem.' If the crib's on fire, you don't speculate that the baby is flame retardant. You take action."

View Gore Congressional Testimony

Gore House Testimony Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

Video: Gore Senate Testimony Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

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